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Professional development

eSafety delivers a free learning and development program to upskill frontline workers who support people experiencing technology-facilitated abuse.

This program includes regular webinars on the following topics:

We also offer online learning modules to complement these webinars and a program for women who experience gender-based online abuse as part of their working life.

Technology-facilitated abuse in domestic and family violence situations

You can register to attend a scheduled webinar on this topic or request a separate webinar for your organisation or network (subject to availability).

This free 90-minute webinar aims to:

  • raise awareness about technology-facilitated abuse
  • build knowledge and skills to support clients experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, domestic and family violence
  • help service providers improve their online safety policy development and risk assessment process.

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Who is this webinar for?

This webinar is designed to help:

  • domestic and family violence service providers and support workers
  • legal or justice response services including law enforcement, legal and court staff, mediators and advocacy agencies
  • crisis response services including welfare and emergency housing services
  • healthcare services including hospital social workers, nurses, allied health services and disability workers
  • therapeutic services including counsellors, group therapists and complementary therapists
  • youth support services including youth workers, local councils and community engagement services
  • settlement services including migrant resource engagement workers and bilingual workers
  • educators and students in relevant fields.

What will the webinar cover?

1. The role of eSafety and how we help.

2. How technology is used as a tool for abuse, including: 

  • online harassment and intimidation
  • stalking – using surveillance programs, apps and tracking devices
  • hacking and impersonation 
  • sharing online (or threatening to share) intimate images and videos without the consent of the person shown.  

3. Strategies to identify and address risks including:

  • red flags with devices and platforms
  • misuse of online accounts.

4. Online safety resources to support your work. 

Supporting women with intellectual or cognitive disability to understand abuse through technology

You can register for a scheduled webinar on this topic or request a separate webinar for your organisation or network.

This free 90-minute webinar builds on our extensive resources for disability support workers, raises awareness about how technology is used as a tool of abuse and improves knowledge and skills to better assist clients.

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Who is this webinar for?

This webinar benefits staff who support women living with intellectual or cognitive disability through providing direct services, case planning, advocacy or the development and implementation of policy.

What will the webinar cover?

1. The role of eSafety and how we help.
2. An introduction to domestic and family violence issues, including carer abuse. 
3. How technology is used as a tool for abuse, including: 

  • online harassment and intimidation
  • stalking – using surveillance programs, apps and tracking devices
  • hacking and impersonation 
  • sharing online (or threatening to share) intimate images and videos without the consent of the person shown.  

4. Strategies to identify and address risks including:

  • red flags with devices and platforms
  • misuse of online accounts. 

5. Online safety resources to support your work. 

eSafety has developed dedicated resources for disability workers.

Online learning modules for frontline workers

This free in-depth training complements and extends our existing webinar-based training. It aims to provide domestic and family violence frontline workers with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to help clients protect and empower themselves and their families online.

The content of the training modules is tailored for specific sectors. It can be completed in your own time, and at your own pace.

The modules cover a range of topics including:

  • understanding technology-facilitated abuse 
  • how technology can be misused
  • safe and secure technology
  • safe social networking
  • image-based abuse
  • legal implications and the law
  • collecting evidence
  • eSafety planning.

Find out more at Online training for frontline workers or for more information please contact us.

 

Women in the Spotlight (WITS)

In addition to our professional development program, eSafety provides free training and resources for women who experience gender-based online abuse as part of their working life. 

These are part of our Women in the Spotlight (WITS) program.